Disability-Related Complaints

Accommodation Requests

For accommodations,

Access and Accommodation Issues for Students

To file a complaint as a student or applicant for Admissions, contact Christine Erickson (cherickson@csumb.edu; 582-4091), Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, per CSU Executive Order 1074 and the CSUMB Catalog. Inquiries concerning compliance may be presented to this person at:

CSUMB, 100 Campus Center, Sand Hall, Seaside, CA 93955
or via phone at: (831)582-4091.

CSUMB, in collaboration with Student Disability Resources, strives to create a campus that is inclusive and accessible to all. In the event that you feel there is an access issue please contact the person or department involved to explain the problem, AND consult Student Disability Resources. This is often the most efficient way to a solution.

A directory of CSUMB departments is available at http://az.csumb.edu/.

If the access issue is not resolved, consult: Margaret Keith or designee, Manager of Student Disability Resources (831) 582-3672 or via email mkeith@csumb.edu.

If this does not solve the problem to your satisfaction, please fill out SDR's Access Complaint Form (LARGE PRINT: ACCESS COMPLAINT FORM). Student Disability Resources will contact you within 3 business days after receipt of the complaint. This form is also available in the Student Disability Resources office and at the SDR Forms webpage.

In the event that an accommodation you requested as a student was not approved by SDR and/or not provided and you feel that this was in error, please contact Margaret Keith at (831)582-3672 or mkeith@csumb.edu. The California State University Office of the Chancellor requires that SDR provide a formal and informal dispute resolution process.  Services and accommodations already approved by SDR for the current academic session must continue during this process.


File a Grievance for Discrimination

Employees with disabilities who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability may file a grievance with Diversity, Equity, and Employment Practices. For contact information, please visit the Human Resources webpage at: http://hr.csumb.edu/diversity-equity-and-employee-development.


To File a Complaint about Student Housing or Employment


If you wish to file a complaint about student housing, please contact Student Housing and Residential Life at (831) 582-3378 (TTY [831] 582-4656) or studenthousing@csumb.edu. Their website is located at http://housing.csumb.org/.

If Student Housing and Residential Life, in consultation with Student Disability Resources, does not resolve your complaint, students have the option to file a complaint with (or consult) the Department of Fair Employment and Housing at http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/Contact.htm.

If you wish to file a complaint about employment, please go to the Human Resources Non-Discrimination Policies and Procedures webpage at http://hr.csumb.edu/non-discrimination-policies-and-procedures.

Federal Agency Complaint

Any person alleging violation of rights under the ADA or Section 504 or 508 of the Rehabilitation Act may also file a complaint with the appropriate Federal agency below; in general, such complaints must be filed within 180 days of alleged incident.


 •  U.S. Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights, Region IX

50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 556-4275 (Voice)

(415) 437-7786 (TTY/TDD)

(415) 437-7783 (FAX)

Employment Issues:

•  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building

96 North 3rd Street, Suite 200

San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 291-7352 (Voice)

(408) 291-7374 (TTY/TDD)


•  Advocacy: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

2212 Sixth Street

Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 644-2555 (Voice)

(510) 644-2626 (TTY)


“The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs and activities, including admission and access. Federal and state laws, including sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, prohibit such discrimination. Christine Erikson, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, has been designated to coordinate the efforts of CSUMB to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability toward students or applicants admission. Inquiries concerning compliance may be presented to this person at cherickson@csumb.edu or (831) 582-4091.”  



This section is updated via 2014-2015 Catalog: http://catalog.csumb.edu/general-information/behavior-codes/nondiscrimination.